Naturopathy is a holistic health care system practiced widely around the world. It looks at all the systems of the body when looking for the underlying causes of illness.
As such, naturopaths evaluate all aspects of a person – mind and emotions, as well as the body – as all are believed to be important in returning a person to optimal health and wellness.
It is a complementary, not alternative, medicine and we believe that both naturopathy and allopathic medicine have important strengths in supporting the health of an individual.
I will spend time with you understanding the whole picture, the initial consultation is typically 90mins long. This allows me to gain knowledge of all of the components that could be affecting your health.
I will work with you to create a unique treatment plan that is achievable; ensuring we work together to treat the cause of your illness not just the symptoms so that you can achieve long term results. I will look at your diet, nutrient deficiencies, health history, allergies, possible toxins, stress and other factors that could be affecting your health.
Supplements and herbs will be used to support the body where nutrient deficiencies or infections are identified. Dietary and exercise recommendations will also be part of the holistic approach to get your health back on track.
Initial Consultation $110
Follow up $60
Initial Consultation (Child 0-16) $80
Follow up (Child) $30
Naturopathy and Homeopathy are commonly confused, hence adding further information here to clarify each profession. Both can be worked in combination with each other. For further information, please email Vicki or Caren.
For Naturopathy services, Vicki Tapper is available at Connected Wellness, via online bookings or contact details.
For Homeopathy services, Caren McDonald is available at Health 2000, Matamata (Arawa Street).
Homeopathy is a therapy that strengthens the body by stimulating the bodies own ability to heal itself.
Homeopathy, is a system of complementary medicine based on principles established over 200 years ago by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. The minimum dose remedies are naturally-sourced, and produced from plants, minerals and occasionally trace amounts of animal products. They are made using a method of serial dilution. The microdoses produced are called potentised remedies. The high dilutions produce extremely safe and effective medicines that have no nasty side effects.
Each person is treated in an individualised way according to the law of “like cures like”. For example: when a person has a swelling like that produced by a bee sting, taking ultra-diluted bee venom will reduce the inflammation.
Homeopaths view symptoms of ill health, physical, mental or emotional as messages from the body.
Homeopathic medicine treats the entire person mind, body and soul. A well-selected homeopathic remedy, works very deeply and gently stimulates the natural healing forces of the body to bring about improvement, not only in your physical symptoms, but also your overall health and mental wellbeing.
During the consultation process the homeopath will ask many questions, information gained will then be used to build a complete picture of you and your health. This process helps clarify and confirm the most suitable remedy and the best ongoing treatment plan options to bring about an effective long term improvement.
This complimentary therapy works beautifully alongside other forms of healing, offering solutions for people of all ages. Including children, adults, pregnant women, senior citizens, and even animals.
Homeopathy can be used independently or along with conventional drugs and other therapies. It often can alleviate the unpleasant side effects of conventional treatments.